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Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, Almeria

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Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba comprises two Muslim enclosures and a Christian one, all making up a fortress dating back 1,000 years. Considered a clean and well-preserved example, the lowest section has gardens, the second has buildings and baths, and the highest has a parade grounds, three towers, and a silo. If you’re more into popular films than Spanish history, this attraction may strike you as familiar: It’s featured in “Conan the Barbarian” as well as “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Arrange your visit to Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and discover more family-friendly attractions in Almeria using our Almeria tourist route planner.
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  • Visit La Alcazaba is to explore the history of the city in the Arab period and successive. Set and preserved you get an idea of as they were buildings and the city's defenses
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  • The differences between the administrations that manage this monument have led to its deterioration. In a privileged stresses however the need of conservation and better management of the visits.
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  • Only the courtyard garden with all water features, fountains and waterfalls is already totally awesome. Access for EC citizens is free! The view fabulously! A moderately good so if you're in Almeria.
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  • Nice castle, nothing special though. IMPORTANT: there are CATS in the castle (we saw 6: playful and friendly) and i believe guards feed them just enough not to starve... TAKE CAT FOOD with you! I only had bread with me, they ate it all! It was a very nice freshly baked bread from Moroccan restaurant, but still, poor darlings were very hungry.
  • . A Must-See sight - an absolute gem! Living in Andalucia I get to see a lot of these, but this is one of the very best. The honey-coloured building rises up above Almeria, and thanks to the wonderful rain-free climate is nearly always seen against a bright blue sky. The walk there from the centre takes about 15 minutes. Uphill part of the way. And this is probably the moment to mention that it is most definitely NOT suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs, or even those a little unsteady on their feet, as there are steps, slopes and uneven paving throughout the building. But the building is exquisite, very well maintained indeed, free to enter, and with some interesting side bits. For example at one point they have re-constructed and furnished and equipped a couple of small medieval houses, to show how the ordinary folk lived. There are also very well-kept gardens inside and – my special bugbear in places like this – excellent handrails whenever they are needed. There are also good lavatories, but unfortunately no bar or cafeteria, just a drinks machine hidden away towards the end of the visit. So take your own drinks with you, especially in summer. Great views down to the town and to the sea, of course, and also across to the African Animals Sanctuary. Allow a good couple of hours to see it all. An excellent half day out. .
  • Fabulous castle. The whole family enjoyed it particularly seeing the garden with the pond from Game of Thrones (Doorne). Great views over Almeria. Great value if you take your UK passport as free to enter.
  • Good place to visit to perceive the effects of the first moorish invasion of Europe, sometime in the 900s
  • Gorgeous Alcazabar that looks out over the city. Beautiful gardens lead to the main fortress with its fantastic views. Currently free for EU residents so UK visitors should visit before we become Little England.